Money Line: -125.00 Tampa Bay (Home)
The Lightning looked fantastic in their exhibition game preparing for this most unusual post-season. Now it is a game for seeding and the Bolts are hungry to make a run at the #1 seed and they proved that as they played well in all facets of the game last week. The Capitals got bad news as their back-up netminder is not available for the post-season and that was unexpected. That is not good for their frame of mind entering the post-season as their #2 goalie is currently a guy who hasn't even playing in an NHL game. Beyond that though, the key here is that the Bolts are a great team but managed to lose all 3 match-ups with the Capitals in the regular season. This is a statement game for the Lightning as it is about more than just making a move for the #1 seed, it also is a game the Bolts have some extra motivation for after the regular season results between these teams. ASA FREE PLAY: Bet Tampa Bay as a small favorite on the money line Monday.